Kinderhook Industries Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, Kinderhook Industries has acquired 13 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

Kinderhook Industries’ most common sectors for investment are automotive (20%) and environmental (18%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (58%) and divestiture (14%). In total, Kinderhook Industries has invested in 24 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2013 when it acquired IDQ Operating for $305M.

In the last 3 years, Kinderhook Industries has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (87%). Kinderhook Industries’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2020 when it sold Stratus Video for $475M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity72
    • M&A Buy Activity50
    • M&A Sell Activity22
  • Total Sectors Invested 21
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 31
  • M&A Advisors 4

Kinderhook Industries

505 Fifth Avenue, 25th Floor,
New York, New York 10017
United States
(212) 201-6780
www.kinderhook.com

Kinderhook Industries is a licensed SBIC that targets control investments in companies valued between $25 to $250 million. Prospective transaction situations include acquiring non-core divisions of public companies, existing small capitalization companies lacking institutional support, management buyouts of entrepreneurial-owned businesses, and troubled companies. Sectors of interest include consumer products and services, media, packaging, industrial products, communications, and business services. Kinderhook Industries was formed in 2003 and is based in New York City.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Building Materials, Business Services, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Education, Environmental, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Internet Software and Services, Life Science, Manufacturing, Media, Packaging, Restaurants, Software, Technology Hardware, Transportation

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Growth Capital, Secondary Buyout

Geographic Preferences: East US, Midwest US, South US, West US, Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue - -
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 3 -
Enterprise Value 25 250
values in millions of USD

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (4.2/yr) # 29 3 2 5 6 5 50
vol $305M $305M
Sell (0.8/yr) # 18 1 1 - 1 1 22
vol $991M $37M $475M $1.5B
  72

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Prairie Dog Treats LLC 2020-06-29 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Grand Prairie, Texas · www.prairiedogpetproducts.com
EcoSouth Services of Mobile LLC 2020-06-12 - Recapitalization
Axis, Alabama · www.ecosouth.services
Paramount Specialty Pharmacy 2020-06-08 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Melville, New York · www.paramountsprx.com
PharmBlue LLC 2020-06-08 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Warrendale, Pennsylvania · www.pharmblue.com
Original One Parts LLC 2020-06-04 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
St. Louis, Missouri · www.originaloneparts.com
Stratus Video LLC 2020-01-29 475M USD Add-on Acquisition
Clearwater, Florida · www.stratusvideo.com
PharMedQuest Pharmacy Services, Inc. 2019-12-04 - Recapitalization
Brea, California · www.pharmedquest.com
Copperweld Bimetallics LLC 2019-10-03 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Fayetteville, Tennessee · www.copperweld.com
VitreosHealth 2019-09-16 37M USD Add-on Acquisition
Plano, Texas · www.vitreoshealth.com
Capital Waste Services 2019-08-20 - Secondary Buyout
Columbia, South Carolina · www.capwasteservices.com
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Chemtron Corp. 2019-08-16 Vexor Technology LLC 2020-06-10 1
Avon, Ohio · www.chemtron-corp.com Medina, Ohio · www.vexortechnology.com
Capital Waste Services 2019-08-20 Priority-1 Residential LLC 2020-06-08 1
Columbia, South Carolina · www.capwasteservices.com North Charleston, South Carolina · www.priority-1waste.com
Copperweld Bimetallics LLC 2019-10-03 Seminole Wire & Cable Co., Inc. 2020-06-01 1
Fayetteville, Tennessee · www.copperweld.com Pennsauken Township, New Jersey · www.seminolewire.com
All States Ag Parts 2018-05-21 H&R Construction Parts & Equipment, Inc. 2020-04-16 2
De Soto, Iowa · www.tractorpartsasap.com Buffalo, New York · www.hrparts.com
PharMedQuest Pharmacy Services, Inc. 2019-12-04 Long’s Drugs, Inc. 2019-12-04 1
Brea, California · www.pharmedquest.com Sarasota, Florida · www.longsrx.com
Adell Corp. 2019-03-19 Powerflow 2019-06-26 1
Sunnyvale, Texas · www.adellcorporation.com Toronto, Ontario · www.powerflowinc.com
All States Ag Parts 2018-05-21 Kern County Tractor Parts, Inc. 2019-06-18 1
De Soto, Iowa · www.tractorpartsasap.com McFarland, California · www.kerncountytractor.com
Bestop, Inc. 2015-08-03 Softopper LLC 2019-06-04 5
Broomfield, Colorado · www.bestop.com Boulder, Colorado · www.softopper.com
Gold Medal Environmental 2018-01-30 Earthtech Contracting, Inc. 2019-05-28 4
Deptford, New Jersey · www.goldmedal.net Woodbine, New Jersey · www.earthtech.biz
Primeritus Financial Services, Inc. 2012-01-01 Consolidated Asset Recovery Systems, Inc. 2019-04-03 7
Nashville, Tennessee · www.primeritus.com Austin, Texas · www.ez-recovery.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Automotive 7 (19%) - 10 (20%) 305M (100%)
Environmental 7 (19%) - 9 (18%) -
Life Science 3 (8%) - 4 (8%) -
Consumer Products 2 (5%) - 3 (6%) -
Internet Software and Services 3 (8%) - 3 (6%) -
Business Services 2 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Communications 2 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (3%) - 2 (4%) -
Insurance 2 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
Restaurants 1 (3%) - 2 (4%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (2%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Financial Services 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Information Technology 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Machinery 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Oil/Gas Exploration 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Plastics - - 1 (2%) -
Retail 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Software - - 1 (2%) -
Technology Hardware - - 1 (2%) -
Transportation 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
Total 37 - 50 $305M

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
United States 37 (100%) - 49 (98%) 305M (100%)
  Texas 4 (11%) - 6 (12%) 305M (100%)
  New Jersey 4 (11%) - 4 (8%) -
  California 3 (8%) - 4 (8%) -
  Michigan - - 4 (8%) -
  Florida 3 (8%) - 3 (6%) -
  Arizona 2 (5%) - 3 (6%) -
  Utah 2 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
  Tennessee 2 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
  South Carolina 2 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
  Ohio 2 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
  Alabama 2 (5%) - 2 (4%) -
  Oklahoma 1 (3%) - 2 (4%) -
  Georgia 1 (3%) - 2 (4%) -
  Pennsylvania 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  New York 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Missouri 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Minnesota 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Louisiana 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Iowa 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Connecticut 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Colorado 1 (3%) - 1 (2%) -
  Washington - - 1 (2%) -
  Kentucky - - 1 (2%) -
Belgium - - 1 (2%) -
Domestic 37 (100%) - 49 (98%) 305M (100%)
Cross-border - - 1 (2%) -
Total 37 - 50 $305M

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 19 (51%) - 29 (58%) -
Secondary Buyout 6 (16%) - 7 (14%) 305M (100%)
Divestiture 6 (16%) - 7 (14%) -
Recapitalization 4 (11%) - 4 (8%) -
Growth Capital 2 (5%) - 3 (6%) -
Total 37 - 50 $305M

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 11 (50%) 102M (7%)
Trade Sale - Public Company 8 (36%) 1.2B (81%)
Secondary Sale 3 (14%) 181M (12%)
Total 22 $1.5B

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Brown Gibbons Lang & Co.
1
Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc.
1
Legal Deals
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
25
Hogan Lovells
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $305M
TOTAL $305M
Largest IDQ Operating, Inc.
$305M (2013-01-07)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 5 $1.4B
< $100M 2 $98M
TOTAL $1.5B
Largest Stratus Video LLC
$475M (2020-01-29)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
58%
11 58%
Strategic(s)
42%
8 42%
Exited to
PE Firm(s)
17%
4 17%
Strategic(s)
83%
19 83%

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